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Unique Grinding Wheel Boosts Metalworking Applications

Walter Surface Technologies has introduced its Xcavator with Comfort Max technology — a uniquely engineered grinding wheel that reduces grinding time while increasing operator comfort and overall plant productivity in industrial metalworking applications.

The Xcavator integrates the latest advancements in Type 27 depressed center grinding wheels. By incorporating Comfort Max technology at the hub of the wheel, it helps minimize vibration.

More Comfortable Working Conditions

The technology also provides operators with more comfortable, ergonomic working conditions, without sacrificing performance and safety, according to the company.

“Grinding is one of the toughest, most demanding tasks in the metalworking industry because of the excessive noise, dust, and vibration,” said Marc Brunet-Gagné, bonded abrasives product manager at Walter Surface Technologies.

“With Comfort Max technology, the new Xcavator reduces operating vibrations by up to 15 percent when compared to its predecessor,” he added. “This allows for a smoother, more comfortable grinding experience, which helps to reduce fatigue and vibration-induced pain in the hands and arms of the operator — all without sacrificing performance.”

Tested on World’s Hardest Metals

Tested on some of the world’s hardest metals, including tungsten carbide and tempered steel, the grinding wheel helps ensure optimal power transfer from the operator to the working surface.

The wheel also features Walter’s patented UHR (ultra-high removal) multi-layer manufacturing technology to prevent edge flaking. This keeps the wheel symmetrically round for added safety and longer life. Ideal for use on steel and stainless steel, the grinding wheel is free of materials such as iron, sulfur, and chlorine.

For more information, contact: Walter, (800) 363-7368,